A2.1 Yes, but you must provide evidence of appointments and give your Manager reasonable notice of your leave.
A2.2 All pregnant employees are entitled to take up to 52 weeks' statutory maternity leave (SML) around the birth of their child.
A2.3 Do you have at least 26 weeks service with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 15 weeks before your baby is due?
a) Yes, you will receive 39 weeks statutory maternity pay as long as you have at least 26 weeks continuous service with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde by the 15th week before the week your baby is due and your average earnings exceed the Lower Earnings Level for National Insurance purposes (£112.00 per week for 2015/16 tax year).
b) No, not if you are employed for less than 26 weeks prior to the 15th week or your average earnings are less than the current Lower Earnings Level for National Insurance purposes.
c) If you are unsure if you qualify, the payroll department can advise you on this.